Ash Wednesday question


#1

OK, this is an embarrassing question, but here goes. I've just been contacted by my parish administrator asking me if I could help distribute ashes at this evenings service, as they are expecting a large crowd. I'm glad to help, but it just occurred to me that I don't know what to say! HELP! :o:blush:


#2

Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.

But, remember too, that you could simply ask your parish administrator when you got there.


#3

OK, will do if I can find her.


#4

You should ask. Some parishes use "Repent and believe the gospel." or similar language instead of "remember..."


#5

[quote="CuriousInIL, post:4, topic:314857"]
You should ask. Some parishes use "Repent and believe the gospel." or similar language instead of "remember..."

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Indeed, my parish priest (as well as the others that distributed the ashes today) said, "Repent and hear the good news."

It would be best to ask. God bless.


#6

[quote="CuriousInIL, post:4, topic:314857"]
You should ask. Some parishes use "Repent and believe the gospel." or similar language instead of "remember..."

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Mine said that today. Repent and believe the gospel. But either last year or two years ago it was the "from ashes and ashes you shall return."


#7

Our parish did “Repent and believe in the Gospel.”

Usually I have heard the “dust” version, tho.


#8

“Meménto, homo, quia pulvis es, et in púlverem revertéris.” :wink:


closed #9

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